The AdjustOvation Build:
This is a complete start to finish custom build. The base is an Ovation Applause with the upper bout holes. I planned out this build for several months and then put the pieces together for this build over a few months while buying other parts for my guitar site.
The idea was to build a Jazz guitar . I wanted a vibrato. I wanted a roller bridge. Things that must seem impossible on what is essentially an 1/8" spruce topped acoustic guitar. In this build I will start with the raw parts: The ovation husk, the black nickel pieces I purchased to complement the build, and I will take you through step by step to the finished product, an acoustic-electric Jazz style guitar. The details are meticulously photographed and explained in detail, over 80 color photos and illustrations. Over 50 pages. If you are planning on a custom build take a look at this book and use it to reinforce your own plans.
Covers Stripping - Fitment - Prep and Sanding - Priming - Color Coats - Clear coats – All custom work performed - Final assembly.
About the Author
I am a published author of three series, The Zombie Plagues, Genesis Earth and Guitar Works. I am a guitarist and a luthier. I have authored Guitar Repair books as well as novels and mainline fiction. And I have built several guitars for myself as well as to illustrate building techniques and custom work on acoustic and electric instruments. I spent most of my life in New York where I currently make my home, but I have traveled through the south and southwest. I draw with graphite and as well as pen. I write fiction, non fiction and music, lyrics, verse. Geo Dell